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HR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
POSTPlan Implementation – PMR Opportunity
These FAQs reflect questions that were submitted by Area and Field HR personnel, regardingPOSTPlan Implementation.
It was shared by Operations that the pay structure for Level 2 & 4 officeswill be $11.76 per hour. Do we have the flexibility to offer PMR positionsat the lower rate of $9.45 as previously offered?
Yes, you can continue to hire PMRs at whatever local rates that you are able (evenbelow $11.76), if these PMRs are not in the POSTPlan office. If they are in thePOSTPlan office, they have to be hired at $11.76.
2.Are the PMR’s not currently making the $11.76 salary being adjusted tothis new pay rate? If so, when?
No. Only PMRs hired as part of the POSTPlan offices will have the $11.76 salary.We will not adjust any other salaries.
PMR’s currently making over the $16.80 rate; will they continue to beauthorized at this rate? If not have we considered MSPB rights with therate being adjusted down?
Under the POSTPlan, we will NOT reduce salaries.
4.Will the Area’s continue to have the authority to grant exceptions tosalary up to $16.80? (Western Area has concerns with the Bakken OilField area in North Dakota which covers 25,000 miles as an example.Salaries are inflated due to this oil exploration and drilling).
At this time, salary exceptions at the Area level are not allowed. HQCompensation will identify an exception process for senior management’sapproval. Once approved, it will be communicated to the Areas.
5.What is the guidance regarding leave for POSTPlan PMRs?
Under the POSTPlan, PMRs are entitled to one hour of leave to every 20 hours inpay status per pay period. This is similar to the provision for PSEs and NALCtemporary employees (TEs). This applies to all PMRs, even those not in POSTPlanOffices. This is expected to be in effect the first pay period of the next fiscal year(October 6th). We believe this to be around the time for the POSTPlan to begin totake place. Re-employed Annuitants will not earn any leave
6.Will job descriptions for PMR’s be updated for postings?
Yes. A review of the job description is currently in progress and may also require anew occupation code.
7.Without new Occ Codes, how will the eCareer Requisition populate withthe correct salaries?
The Salary field in eCareer for PMR external postings is populated by the processorand is an editable field allowing for input of the correct hourly rate.
8.What guidance is available to start posting for PMR positions now?
Current PMR vacancies can be posted now and are not affected by potential new